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At the Brooklyn Book Festival, writers Carmen Maria Machado, Madeline Miller and Anjali Sachdeva discuss the modern myth and the female role therein

Question: What do you get when you take a deep contemporary dive into the female experience in ancient folklore? Answer: Genetic engineering, Minotaur C-sections, gastric bypasses — among other things. … Full Article
 

Fiction writers R.O. Kwon, Lydia Kiesling and Alexia Arthurs talk about their craft at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Will is a former child evangelist who no longer believes in God. Phoebe is a could-have-been piano prodigy who gave up on music and drinks a lot. How did this college girl wind up getting involved in domestic terrorism? … Full Article
 

Come join us in BOOK-lyn for Brooklyn Book Festival Day

It’s on. The Brooklyn Book Festival’s big day is getting underway right now. Bibliophiles are gathering at venues throughout the Brooklyn Borough Hall area and adjacent Brooklyn Heights to hear their favorite authors speak and stretch their literary horizons. … Full Article
 

N.K. Jemisin receives the Brooklyn Book Festival's BoBi Award

Three cheers for literary rock star N.K. Jemisin! She's the creator of mind-blowing fictive realms whose perils and problems mirror the ones we find in the real world. … Full Article
 

On Children’s Day at the Brooklyn Book Festival, a ‘Little Dude’ brings smiles

“Can I pet him?” Therapy dog Little Dude, the star of Cara Zelas’ “Big World of Little Dude,” was a hit with children at the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Children’s Day event at MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday. … Full Article
 

Children’s Day at Brooklyn Book Festival brings beloved books to life

“Mommy! Mommy! Books!” was the cry of one boy as he tugged his mother’s hand to rush her faster towards tents and tables filled with literature for children at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday. … Full Article
 

Sunset’s Bush Terminal celebrates with new mural unveiling ceremony

On Sept. 7, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Councilmember Carlos Menchaca and Groundswell, a not-for-profit organization that brings together artists and local communities, celebrated the unveiling of a newly painted mural in Bush Terminal. … Full Article
 

OBIT: Marian Wood Meyer, an ‘institution’ at Brooklyn 33rd Council District, dies at 74

The long-time public face of Brooklyn’s 33rd Council District, Marian Wood Meyer, died on Thursday, Sept. 13 at Brooklyn Hospital. She was 74 and was known to those who worked with her as Marian Wood. … Full Article
 

Leonard Bernstein honored at Green-Wood gala, kin given DeWitt Clinton Award

Green-Wood Cemetery honored the late famed composer and permanent Green-Wood resident Leonard Bernstein at its annual fundraising gala Wednesday night, while honoring the composer’s children with the DeWitt Clinton Award for Excellence. … Full Article
 

Body of construction worker recovered at Sunset Park wall collapse

The body of a construction worker has been recovered from a wall collapse in Brooklyn. Police say 47-year-old Luis Almonte, of Manhattan, was buried under mounds of debris when the retaining wall collapsed at the site in Sunset Park on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

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